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Residents of Alan's beloved home city recently marked the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Preston – the last major conflict to be fought on English soil
Alan Crosby stumbled across a rather unusual set of Victorian birth announcements when rifling through some old newspapers earlier this month
During some recent research, Alan Crosby discovered an interesting account of how Bonfire Night was celebrated in 19th-century Lancashire
Although some family historians have questioned the price for access to the 1939 Register, Sarah Williams suspects it's inevitable for vast digitisation projects
It's the biggest online data release for English and Welsh genealogy since the 1911 census. Find out more about today's release of the 1939 Register and how it could help your research.
The work of local archivists in the wake of the Shoreham Airshow tragedy reminds us how vital it is that we preserve the present, says Alan Crosby
Frances pays a visit to Seaton Delaval Hall, where she discovers that her ancestors also had a love of theatre
Read our handy summary of Francis de la Tour's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, which was first broadcast on 22 October 2015
The current series of Who Do You Think You Are? draws to a close with Frances de la Tour. But what else do we know about the award-winning actor?
Frances de la Tour's episode promises scandalous stories from the past – something that never fails to pique our interest, says columnist Alan Crosby
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